All entries will be shared to The Baby Box Co. Facebook page, and 3 randomly selected winners will be announced on November 1st on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram. Each winner will receive one of the following fantastic prizes:
We hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween, and we can’t wait for your children's cute costumes to start pouring in!
We also wanted to take this time to remind everyone of the rules for safe sleep. These rules are listed in the Safe Sleep section of our website, but we are reprinting them here as a reminder, not just for parents, but grandparents, siblings, babysitters, and any other caretakers.
This cutie is a safe sleep pro in her Baby Box.
Top Safe Sleep Tips:
1. Always place a baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night, to reduce the risk of SIDS. The back sleep position is the safest position for all babies.
2. Use a firm sleep surface, such as a mattress in a safety-approved Baby Box, crib or bassinet, covered by a fitted sheet, to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Do not use a car seat, carrier, swing, or similar product as baby’s everyday sleep area. Never place baby to sleep on soft surfaces, such as on a couch or sofa, pillows, or blankets. When using your Baby Box, place it on the floor or on a sturdy, secure surface. To make sure your sleep space is safe, you can contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission at 1-800-638-2772 or http://www.cpsc.gov.
3. Your baby should not sleep in an adult bed, couch, on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else. Room sharing – keeping baby’s sleep area in the same room where you sleep – reduces the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. If you bring your baby into your bed to breastfeed, make sure to put him or her back in a safe, separate sleep area in your room.
4. Keep soft objects – toys, crib bumpers, and loose bedding--out of your baby’s sleep area to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Don’t use pillows, blankets, or crib bumpers anywhere in your baby’s sleep area. Evidence does not support using crib bumpers to prevent injury. In fact, crib bumpers can cause serious injuries and even death.
5. Embrace a healthy lifestyle. Get regular prenatal care during pregnancy and don't smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs during pregnancy or after the baby is born. According to the American Cancer Society and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, babies born to women who smoked during pregnancy die from SIDS three times more often than babies born to nonsmokers. Once baby is born, do not smoke or allow smoking around your baby, and make sure to bring your baby to all of his or her doctor recommended check-ups.
6. If you can, breastfeed to help reduce the risk of SIDS. While breastfeeding is natural, it is not always easy, so seek out help when needed. Most hospitals have lactation consultants on staff, and you can always seek out your local La Leche League group for additional support.
7. Do not let your baby get too hot during sleep. Dress your baby in no more than one layer more of clothing than you would wear to be comfortable. Keep the room at a temperature that is comfortable for an adult.
8. Avoid products like wedges and sleep positioners that can create a risk of entrapment.
9. Give your baby plenty of tummy time when he or she is awake and when someone is watching. Supervised tummy time helps your baby’s neck, shoulder, and arm muscles get stronger, which can help your baby push away if he or she has rolled into a corner or against the side of the crib. It also helps to prevent flat spots on the back of your baby’s head.
- Baby Boxes Deliver Results
- This Father of 6 Risks His Life Regularly to Bring Toys to Syrian Children
- Baby Boxes to be Handed Out to New Parents in the Midlands
- A Special Guest Blog From Mazie's Mom
- 9-Year-Old Girl Builds Shelters for the Homeless
- Baby Boxes to be Handed Out to New Mothers in Essex and Birmingham
Mothers in Essex and Birmingham will now be receiving this Baby Box for free.